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PR9-18 NALC consultation response to the Review of local government ethical standards

NALC's response to the recent consultation paper

See also CALC's own response further down this web page.

Thu, 24 May 2018

Review of Local Government Ethical Standards: CALC response

CALC's response to the recent consultation from the Committee on Standards in Public Life concerning local government ethical standards.

NALC document PC05-18 gives background details.

Wed, 23 May 2018

PR1-18 Draft Freedom of Information Code of Practice

This is NALC's response to the Freedom of Information Code of Practice consultation, following assessment of the consultation document. This response also includes key points in response to consultation questions.

Fri, 23 Feb 2018

PR17-17 Disqualification Criteria for Councillors and Mayors

This is NALC's response to the recent government consultation paper, following its assessment of the issues contained in the document.

Thu, 22 Feb 2018

Officer Member Protocol

A CALC Model Document - whilst this Protocol cannot be prescriptive or cover all eventualities, it does aim to offer guidance on some common issues and provide points of principle that can be applied to other issues that might arise.

Mon, 18 Sep 2017

Guide to the Code of Conduct

Guidance paper for the Code of Conduct

Fri, 18 Aug 2017

LTN 80 Members' conduct and the registration and disclosure of their interests (England)

LTN-80 Members' conduct and the registration and disclosure of their interests (England)- March 2017

This LTN has been revised to add information about the restriction on voting on matters relating to the precept which applies to a councillor who is in arrears of payment of council tax together with the associated criminal offence of not disclosing the arrears at a relevant meeting.

Fri, 10 Mar 2017

Cornwall Code of Conduct (2014)

Model Code of Conduct Document for Town and Parish Councils in Cornwall (Updated 2014)

Wed, 01 Jan 2014

Openness and transparency on personal interests

This guide on personal interests gives basic practical information about how to be open and transparent about your personal interests. It is designed to help councillors, including parish councillors, now that new standards arrangements have been introduced by the Localism Act 2011

The national rules require your council's code of conduct to comply with the Seven Principles of Public Life, and to set out how, in conformity with the rules, you will have to disclose and register your pecuniary and your other interests. Within these rules it is for your council to decide what its code of conduct says.

Mon, 01 Oct 2012

The Code of Conduct: A Guide for City, Town & Parish Councillors

On 1 July 2012 The Localism Act 2011, and Regulations made under it,brought about the removal of the statutory Code of Conduct. This wasreplaced by a requirement in the Act for each Council to maintain highstandards of conduct and to adopt a code that deals with the conduct ofmembers and co-opted members when they are acting in that capacity.

As a result of these changes Cornwall Council adopted a Code of Conduct on 3 July 2012. In discussions with the Cornwall Association of Local Councils thisCode was adapted to meet the needs of the City, Community, Town and ParishCouncils in Cornwall and was sent out to them for adoption as an InterimCode.

This guidance relates to the amended Code recommended for adoption byCity, Community, Town and Parish Councils in Cornwall in October 2012.

Mon, 01 Oct 2012

Guide to Awarding Dispensations

Parish Councils are now responsible for determining requests for a dispensation by a parish councillor under Section 33 of Localism Act 2011. This is because they are a"relevant authority" under section 27(6) (d) of the Act.

This guide explains:

a. the purpose and effect of dispensations

b. the procedure for requesting dispensations

c. the criteria which are applied in determining dispensation requests

d. the terms of dispensations

Thu, 14 Jun 2012

Code of Conduct Member Update

The Cornwall Code of Conduct 2012 for Parish and Town Councils, was published on Monday, June 11th, 2012 and will come into effect on July 1st, 2012. The Code reflects all of the case law from the previous standards regime and is based on the regulations as published with no further interpretation.

Since its publication there have been a large number of questions regarding the content of the Code and how it applies to your members. CALC have therefore compiled this sheet of Frequently Asked Questions to support your council which we hope you will find helpful.

Thu, 14 Jun 2012

Dispensation Request Form

A model Dispensation Request form for Town and Parish councillors.

Fri, 01 Jun 2012

L08-12 NALC's Template Code of Conduct for Parish Councils

As explained in paragraph 13 of LTN 80 – 'Members' conduct and the registration and disclosure of their interests (England)', NALC has produced a template code of conduct for parish councils because:

  • it does not recommend that parish councils adopt the LGA's template code of conduct and
  • parish councils may not want to draft their own or adopt their principal authority's code of conduct.

Thu, 17 May 2012

L08-11 The Future of Standards of Contact Update

This is an update of the Future of Standards of Conduct document L06-11

Fri, 16 Sep 2011

The Localism Act 2011: An extract on Standards

This Extract is from the Localism Act of 2011. Chapter 7 looks at standards and the formation of a Code of Conduct for your council

Thu, 01 Sep 2011

L06-11 The Future Standards of Conduct Update

An update to the Future standards of conduct document L02-11

Wed, 20 Jul 2011

L02-11 The Future Standards of Conduct of Members of Local Authorities in England

Legal Briefing L08-10 detailed the proposedabolition of the current standards framework.

This briefing explains the impact of the Localism Bill provisions
specifically in relation to the standards of conduct expected of councillors

Wed, 20 Apr 2011

Public Participation Sessions at Meeting/ Model Code of Conduct L11-07

L11-07 An update to elements of the Model Code of Conduct and Public Participation sessions/ Standing Orders implications.

Mon, 01 Feb 2010

Predisposition, Predetermination and Bias

Both predetermination and bias have proved to be difficult and controversial issues for many members and monitoring officers. Although they are judgemade, common law issues, and not part of the Code of Conduct, the Standards Board for England has agreed to publish this occasional paper to help clarify the issues.

This easy to access document gives a simple overview as to the issues surrounding predisposition, predetermination and bias

Wed, 01 Aug 2007

The Code of Conduct: Guide for Members

This guide from the Standards Board for England provides an overview ofthe revised Model Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct applies to allmembers and co-opted members of local authorities, and all members arerequired to sign up to it as part of their declarations of acceptance of office.

The Code of Conduct does not apply to the actions of authorities as a whole,or to the conduct of its officers and employees.

The following pages aim to provide you with a general understanding of theCode of Conduct and its requirements.

Tue, 01 May 2007

The Local Authorities Model Code of Conduct 2001

This item of legislation details The Local Authorities, Model Code of Conduct for England (Order 2001)

Sat, 01 Sep 2001